Anti-infectious treatments in urology sell over the counter - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To define the terms of use of vaccines, probiotics, and cranberry in urology.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search was conducted on MEDLINE for all these treatments used in urology. Modes of action, indications in urology and adverse effects have been detailed for each treatment.

RESULTS: Vaccines have been published in urinary tract infections. Products for bacterial interference such as probiotics are also used, their properties are described. As for the cranberry widely used in recurrent urinary tract infections, efficacy and mode of action are discussed.

CONCLUSION: The anti-E. coli vaccines, cranberry and probiotics may be useful in urinary tract infection.

Written by:
Bruyère F, Boiteux JP, Sotto A, Karsenty G, Bastide C, Guy L, Lavigne JP.   Are you the author?
Service d'urologie, CHRU Bretonneau, 2, boulevard Tonnellé, 37044 Tours cedex 1, France; PRES Centre-Val-de-Loire université, université François-Rabelais de Tours, 37000 Tours, France.  

Reference: Prog Urol. 2013 Nov;23(15):1357-64.
doi: 10.1016/j.purol.2013.09.002

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 24183093

Article in French. Infections Section